Definition of octahedrite in English:

octahedrite

Syllabification: oc·ta·he·drite
Pronunciation: /ˌäktəˈhēdrīt
 
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noun

  • 2An iron meteorite containing plates of kamacite and taenite in an octahedral orientation.
    More example sentences
    • The individual crystals of octahedrite are very minute.
    • The Gibeon meteorite is classified as a fine iron octahedrite type IVA.

Origin

early 19th century: from octahedron + -ite1.

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